After checking in with Cariboo Cat Skiing, local skiers took advantage of a strange situation: the operation located on Mica Mountain was closed down for the season due to ongoing concerns of the COVID-19 virus. That left local enthusiasts free to explore the area. Conditions were epic. Increasingly outdoor activities that could result in a rescue call are being shunned for safer options less likely to put people at risk of contact. /ANDRU MCCRACKEN

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